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My primary area of practice is representing employees in claims against employers for wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, failure to accommodate disabilities or medical leave, and wage and hour violations (such as failure to pay overtime or failure to provide meal and rest periods).


I understand that your work is your livelihood.  If you are unlawfully deprived of your employment, or not compensated as required by the law, you have the right to file a legal claim to get what you deserve.


If you feel your workplace rights have been violated, such as being subjected to a wrongful termination, improperly harassed, denied legally required compensation, or denied the right to medical leave or disability accommodations, please give me a call so we can discuss your possible legal action.

My office is located in downtown Sacramento, a few blocks from the Sacramento County Superior Court.

Call me for a free initial phone consult, (916) 382-9215.


También, hablo español si prefieres comunicar en tu idioma.  Llámame para una consulta sobre el teléfono gratuita.

DisclaimerLeaving me a voicemail, sending me an e-mail, or even having a telephone call does not necessarily create an attorney-client relationship. It is important that we first discuss the details of your situation, and sign a written agreement, before entering into an attorney-client relationship.

Logo sign for George Acero's employment law firm in Sacramento, CA

Attorney at law practicing employment law in Sacramento, California

This website is for informational purposes only. I am no longer taking cases and in the process of winding down my practice






Taking adverse personnel actions based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, military service, or other protected characteristics.  Such adverse actions include: termination, failure to promote, failure to hire, demotions, suspensions, or unfavorable evaluations.


Whistleblower claims, such as retaliation for complaining about illegal activity, government waste, or patient abuse at medical facilities; retaliation for complaining about sexual harassment or illegal discrimination at the workplace; retaliation for complaining about failure to pay wages or other overtime due; retaliation for your taking medical leave or requesting a disability accommodation.

Workplace Harassment:

Sexual assault or any improper physical contact; improper comments based on sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, or other protected characteristics; “sexting” or improper e-mails; any other disrespectful treatment based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other protected characteristics.

Denial of Medical Leave/Disability Accommodations:

Denying legally required medical leave; refusal to attempt to work with your disability or medical condition; disciplining you for performance issues caused by your disability; refusal to allow time to attend to your medical visits.

Civil Rights Violations:

Discrimination or harassment at business establishments; violations of constitutional rights; Title IX Athletics violations (such as underfunding of girl's or women’s athletics programs).

Business Litigation:

Commercial disputes based on breach of contract; fraudulent business transactions; interference with contracts by third parties, environmental claim (including CERCLA).

Wage and Hour Violations:

Failure to pay overtime; failure to provide complete meal and rest periods; failure to pay all hours worked; improperly classifying an employee as an overtime exempt “manager”; improperly classifying an employee as an “independent contractor”; Representing employees at hearings before the Labor Commissioner.

Breach of Contract:

Failure of your employer to abide by a written agreement; breach of “implied” contracts (contracts can be implied based on verbal representations and prior practice of the employer); negotiation of severance agreements.


Logo sign for George Acero's employment law firm in Sacramento, CA
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George Acero

Tel: 916-382-9215

I graduated from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.  I have been practicing law since 2003 as a litigation attorney, which means I take cases through the court system and to trial. I have worked on hundreds of cases in my career, taken cases through trial, and succeeded on multiple appeals.


I have also been recognized by my peers with various distinctions, including:

  • AV® Preeminent™, 4.5 out of 5, Martindale-Hubbell

  • Super Lawyers® distinction in Employment and Business Litigation (2013-2015, 2019-2020, Law & Politics)

  • Rising Stars® distinction in the fields of Employment Litigation Defense, Business Litigation, Appellate (2010-2012, Law & Politics)

  • Best of the Bar 2019 (Sacramento Business Journal)


I was previously a partner at a well-respected, nationwide law firm representing employers.  I decided to give up partnership at a major law firm to go out on my own to represent employees.  My experience will serve you because I have been on the other side and know the strategies and tactics that your employer will use when you attempt to seek legal action against them.


I have been very successful in my career because I am hard working, intelligent, have a very good knowledge of my practice areas, and, most importantly, treat my clients with respect. I will continue this formula in my new practice.  I look forward to being your legal counsel.


I am also fluent in Spanish, and can directly communicate with you if you only speak Spanish.

More info on my Career



  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 2003

    • Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law

  • B.A., magna cum laude, International Business and Psychology, San Diego State University, 1999

    • Phi Beta Kappa

    • Golden Key International Honour Society

    • Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)

  • A.A., liberal Arts, Ventura College




  • California

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • United States District Courts, Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California




  • Cruz Reynoso Bar Association (President, 2016-2018, Board Chair, 2019-2020)

  • Sacramento County Bar Association

  • State Bar of California Labor & Employment Law Section

  • Foundation for California Community Colleges (Board Member, Vice Chair)




  • Cal. Prac. Guide: California Claims and Defenses (TRG), Contributing Editor, The Rutter Group, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

  • Talking About Religion: Title VII - The Duty to Make Religious Accommodations, NACUA Handbook for Lawyers New to Higher Education, Second Edition (June 2003)




  • Presenter, 2019 Statutory Changes Impacting Mediation Confidentiality, Sacramento County Bar Association, Sacramento, CA (May 14, 2019)

  • Presenter, 25th Annual Public Sector Conference, Key Issues in Public Sector Employment Litigation, California Lawyers Association, Sacramento, CA (April 12, 2019)

  • Presenter, Preventing Retaliation Claims, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (April 8, 2016)

  • Presenter, Managing and Implementing the FMLA, CFRA, and PDL, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (March 21, 2016)

  • Presenter, Navigating Difficult Employment Issues, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, CA (November 8, 2013)

  • Presenter, Preventing Retaliation Claims, U.C. Davis Health Systems, Sacramento, CA (November 16, 2011)

Picture of sacramento employment lawyer George Acero at Univision with retired Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso

Photographer: Luis Cespedes

Sacramento Lawyer George Acero speaking at event in honor of retired Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso

Photographer: David H. Carpio



Map of location of George Acero's Sacramento employment law office.

George Acero

331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814​

Tel:  916-382-9215


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The office is at the Wong Center and is a suite shared with several other attorneys.  Please call for an appointment before visiting as the office suite area is not open to the general public. Also, I may be out of the office, such as in court or at meetings.

You may park on the street in front of the office building or at one of the nearby parking lots, including the downtown mall parking garage, the Old Town parking garage off J Street, or the train station parking lot.  Do NOT park at the restaurant next to my office building as your car may be towed.

Because I have extensively represented the University of California and Farmers Insurance in the past, I cannot take any cases against any U.C. entity (including U.C. Davis and its Health System) or any Farmers Insurance entity.

For any general inquiries, or to request a free consult, please fill in the following contact form:

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